Sunday, April 15, 2012



RATING: 8.2 OUT OF 10.

     It has been an unbelievable amount of time since I've reviewed two drinks in two days, but when it's a new drink from one of the big boys, it has to be done. Yesterday, I tried Rockstar Iced and found it to be pleasing on the palate, although that quite as pleasing as Monster Rehab. Now I'm here to try Rockstar Xdurance, and as far as I can tell, Monster does not have a similar drink. This seldom occurs, as the two rivals generally will go toe-to-toe with their offerings. But enough fluff, let's check out Rockstar Xdurance.

     Xdurance is marketed as a performance energy drink and it supposed to help with physical performance. The flavor is advertised as blueberry/pomegranate/acai, and after taking a sip, I can verify the flavor. The drink is definitely dominated by blueberry, with strong pomegranate undertones, and the acai taking a back seat. I enjoyed the flavor combination and thought Rockstar did a nice job with it. It's not the best drink the offer, but it's still far from the worst.

     Powering this Rockstar drink is 200 percent daily value of vitamin b3, 200 percent daily value of vitamin b5, 200 percent daily value of vitamin b6, 2,000 milligrams of taurine, 240 milligrams of caffeine, 50 milligrams of l-valine, 50 milligrams of l-leucine, 50 milligrams of l-isoleucine, 50 milligrams of green tea polyphenols, and 50 milligrams of guarana seed extract. Those branched chain amino acids make this an extremely unique Rockstar blend.

     With three times as much caffeine as a Red Bull, this drink should have no problem putting you into high gear. As for me, I received an effect that was at mid-range, and tapered off in a few hours with no crash thanks to just 2 grams of sugar. Unfortunately, I didn't really notice a difference with the amino acids.

     Rockstar Xdurance is a pretty solid energy drink overall. The flavor combination is easy on the palate, and the unique blend is definitely another plus. Looks like Rockstar has produced another winner, and we'll see if they can keep that up when I review Rockstar Coconut Water tomorrow.


  1. I had one of these A few days ago and it Gave me a major headache. Although to be fair I had eaten nearly a whole box of Jitterbeans (600mg caffeine per box) A few hours earlier.

  2. I'm a guy in my mid=twenties and have a fairly physical job where I'm always on my feet and lifting moderate sized boxes or large, heavy bags.

    I've tried a lot of mainstream energy drinks and shots as I live in a small town so my options are limited but I can safely say I've tried everything you'll find at a regular quick shop.

    I recently had this a week ago and found it very pleasing, I didn't expect it to taste as good as it does, it's almost like a blueberry smoothie flavor to be honest.

    It gave me quite a bit of energy, I'm a normal sized guy and I noticed about a doubling in my performance at work, I finished my job in around half the time it normally takes after only drinking one of these and a bottled water.

    I would rate it better than a regular Rockstar or Monster, even NOS and NOS usually works great for me. It doesn't have the same kick as a Tweaker but it felt fairly sustained and lasted around 3 hours.

    Overall I agree with the review, except I found it to be the tastiest energy drink I've had from Rockstar but that's opinion I guess.

  3. I picked one of these up before class, mainly because I had a long night and low calorie content, but boy was it great! I was focused like never before and the energy lasted for about 4 hours. I had slept for only an hour but I felt completely rested afterward. I had football practice later that day and I didn't get tired at all, although that could be because I'm fairly fit. Even so, thus is a great drink; it's much better than a monster with an awesome flavor. I'm glad it's carbonated, otherwise I would chug it down way too quickly.


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